GEF is organising, with the support of Fundació Nous Horitzons, a workshop for migrants and refugees to train in video making.
In the framework of GEF’s transnational project “My Life According to Me: A New Narrative on Migration in Europe“, this workshop aims to equip migrants and refugees with the basic skills to produce their own videos in order to share their personal stories.
On our platform www.mylifeaccordingtome.eu, we will share those stories showcasing the daily lives of migrants and refugees and thereby challenge the common stereotypes oftentimes echoed by the media. The project will culminate in a video festival in October, where the best video will be awarded.
The workshop will be held in Catalan. Susanne Rieger, Co-President of GEF, will give the background of the project before Joan Carles Claveria, Technical Communication of Fundació Nous Horitzons, will conduct the practical training on video-making.
GEF will host, with the support of Green Economics Institute, a debate around migration and how to challenge the current dominating narrative around it.
The debate will provide a temporal and spatial tour of the facts around migration beyond the current primarily negative narrative.
Although migration is a human phenomenon and has always taken place, the global crises, such as the Syrian civil war, and migratory movements over the last decades have led to a revitalisation of the Nation State and to the return of borders.
The event aims to explore historical examples and lessons of integration to highlight a way forward by proposing a constructive way to deal with migratory movements. By hearing the stories of migrants, the benefits for society will be made clear. The event is a part of GEF’s transnational project in 2017, which wants to contribute to the development of a New Narrative on Migration for Europe.
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Date: 12 June 2017 (The event is taking place as part of the Green Economics Institute’s Annual Conference from 10 to 12 June)
Venue: St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.
There are several types of forcibly displaced persons.
A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.
Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.
Internally Displaced Persons
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.
Stateless persons do not have a recognized nationality and do not belong to any country.
Statelessness situations are usually caused by discrimination against certain groups. Their lack of identification — a citizenship certificate — can exclude them from access to important government services, including health care, education or employment.
Returnees are former refugees who return to their own countries or regions of origin after time in exile. Returnees need continuous support and reintegration assistance to ensure that they can rebuild their lives at home.
¿Quieres aprender a editar vídeos con herramientas gratuitas? Si has nacido fuera de Europa y ahora vives aquí, el 14 y 15 de julio, la Fundación EQUO organiza un taller gratuito para editar vídeos de calidad con el móvil y participar en nuestro festival.
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